Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MOVIE - The Monuments Men

PG-13 (1:58)
Wide release 2/7/14
Viewed with Fran at the Orleans 2/15/2014
RT Critic: 34 Audience: 52
Cag: 3-Liked it
Directed by George Clooney
SONY Pictures

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchette,

My comments:  I enjoyed learning about the history behind this World War II true story.  The storyline was a little choppy, but the actors were enjoyable and the story extremely interesting.  And it's never difficult watching Bill Murray and Matt Damon!

Fandango review:  Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

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